Add a shortcut key to the quick access toolbar in Access 2010

Posted on 2013-02-06
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Last Modified: 2013-02-07
I'd like to add a shortcut on the quick access toolbar to the key combination CTRL-ENTER. I can make a macro that uses SENDKEYS to sent CTRL-ENTER and then add that macro to the quick access toolbar. The problem with that is that it only works for the current database. As soon as I start a new database, I have to copy the macro into it.

Is there a way to have a macro automatically added to any new database? Or is there a better approach?
Question by:jrmcanada2
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One approach is to create an otherwise empty database with the features you want, not related to tables, queries, etc. Including any macros, modules.
Then, instead of creating a new database each time, you simply copy and rename a master database.
Analogous to editing the SQL Server Master database.
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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE ) earned 800 total points
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You can modify the "blank" template, which is the default one used when creating new, blank databases:


That article is for 2007 but would apply to 2010 as well.

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